IPv6 Router Advertisement Options for DNS Configuration
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, 6man mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 6man chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'IPv6 Router Advertisement Options for DNS Configuration' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6 Router Advertisement Options for DNS Configuration' <draft-ietf-6man-dns-options-bis-08.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Ralph Droms. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6man-dns-options-bis/
Technical Summary This document specifies IPv6 Router Advertisement options to allow IPv6 routers to advertise a list of DNS recursive server addresses and a DNS search list to IPv6 hosts. Working Group Summary This document standardizes what was first defined in RFC5006 and also makes an extension by defining an RA option for a DNS search list. Bringing this document up to a standard track was also discussed in the V6OPS and 6MAN working groups, who recommended that the document be brought forward. The 6MAN working group discussed this approach of IPv6 host DNS configuration and believes there is an need for an RA based solution to complement what can be done with DHCPv6. Document Quality There is a BSD and Linux implementation of RFC 5006, and at least the Linux one is on the standard distribution (though as an option). A number of operators have requested this option so it is reasonable to think that vendors will support it once it is standardized. Personnel Bob Hinden is the Document Shepherd and Jari Arkko is the responsible Area Director.